OnLIVE: the future of video games!!!!!

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    "Onlive is a newly unveiled project that has the potential to revolutionize the entire gaming industry. To use the service, you hook up your computer to a purchased "OnLive Box." The box connects to a server somewhere far away and you play games off that server! In essence, you don't need to have ANY good hardware on your computer at ALL. All the processing is outsourced!

    What's amazing about this is that they use a hyper-compression algorithm to transfer the information ultra fast with no latency. Games like Marvel vs Capcom 2 or Street Fighter previously couldn't be played online because even 1-2ms delay times completely screw gameplay up. However, with this stunning new algorithm, you can play games latency free! Moreover, you can even play super out of control processor intensive games on a shitty computer!

    www.onlive.com (At 7:16 PST they are having the official press release streamed!!!)

    http://nerdworld.blogs.time.com/2009/...w-...actually-maybe/

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/161852/onli...ream_games.html

    http://venturebeat.com/2009/03/23/ste...ur...ld-upside-down/

    I'm personally super pumped because many of my friends work at OnLive and couldn't tell me what they've been working on. Now that I know, I'm pumped .

    UPDATE

    costs for the microprocessor are "significantly cheaper than most consoles" and the subscription fee is "~50$ a year." yipee"

    source: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessag...?topic_id=90104


    dude, i can't believe no one has posted this yet!?! this literally changes the future of gaming forever, and could eliminate a great portion of pirating (hell even i would buy games, in exchange for not having to buy a new computer). is this too good to be true? discuss
     
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  3. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    FAIL >.>
    well i have a few more links to add *shrug*
     
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    I'll go ahead and close this then.
     
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